We all look for quality businesses … at the same crowded places. I placed a bet on Qualitás elsewhere.

We are all looking for high quality businesses. Mostly this high quality is apparent (to everyone) only when the price has reached levels from where it is very much fun to look backwards. Many investors find high quality businesses within the ranks of well known companies and better known stocks (and ticker symbols). Maybe I have found something off the beaten path in less crowded markets …

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The world needs cheap high-quality generics. And investments! Hidden growing Krka might do …

I instantly liked the company’s fundamentals, and its foreign ‘hidden’ character. It seems to fly very much under the radar when international investors are concerned. I generally believe this to be a real advantage and can be a strong investor’s edge.

Looking at the company more closely, I liked the vertically integrated business model. But I had to be careful, since I bought into a competitor some years ago. And that investment turned out …

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I looked at the Banking Industry and I invested in this Asian company! (Silverlake)

This is part six and at the same time the last piece of my series on banks, for the time being. In this post I will do a quick recap of the series and take a look at my learnings.

More important for you: I analysed a company I had on my to-do-list for some time now …

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Is Tencent Music (TME) worth buying for its massive long-term growth potential?

[This post was published with password protection on Sept 22 but is now reposted without protection] Spotify is a very well known company in Western Europe and the US. Chances are that you use either Spotify’s services or any other service from Apple, Google, Amazon, etc! Spotify’s investing story rides on the huge secular growth trend of music streaming and podcasts, accelerated through covid-19, resulting in its one year stock price performance of +60%. Spotify’s profitability might be an issue, though. But there might be a more profitable alternative for investors …

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What is Flow Traders’ potential as it is successfully riding the ETF investment trend?

Flow Traders N.V. is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that massively profits from the ongoing trend to passive investments (read more in my prior post). As such, it could benefit tremendously in the years and decades to come leveraging its technology and its growing global presence. This post will analyse Flow Traders potential in more detail …

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My initial Thoughts on Competitive Advantages and Economic Moats

Moats were useful in ancient times to defend a castle from adversaries. It is defensive work that makes it harder for attackers to infiltrate the caste. (Economic) Moat is an expression used in the domain of value investing describing specific features protecting a business from competitors.

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Investing in Music Streaming and African Growth at the same Time?

Music streaming is a very popular investing topic for some time now, but if investors in streaming companies (i.e. Spotify) are best placed to participate in the music streaming value creation is not yet clear. Investing in the African growth story is older and was hyped time and again. The discussed company might be a good opportunity to participate in both trends with limited downside risk via a French company …

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Is Oriental Watch the right Hong Kong bargain I want to buy right now?

Oriental Watch Holding Ltd. (Oriental Watch, OW) is a holding company that is listed in Hong Kong (398 HK) since 1993. It is active as a luxury watch retailer in greater China with stores in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan. I got the initial idea from a blog I highly recommend you to follow! …

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Is SES a good buy after shares are down 30% after FY 2019 results?

SES S.A. is an abbreviation for Société Européenne des Satellites. SES is a holding company based in Luxembourg offering satellite communications services globally through its subsidiaries. The company offers services for cable television networks, Internet access, corporate networks, network facilities, telecommunications services, and audiovisual broadcasting serving corporates and governments.

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The ongoing Trend to Passive Investments and Two related Investment Ideas

I recently started my first monthly ETF savings plan (finally!) in January 2020 and it appears that I was rather late compared to millions of other ETF investors. Since more and more private investors are using ETFs as a cheap, effective and very diversified solution to capture broad equity* exposure globally, I wanted to research some investment ideas reaping benefits from this ongoing trend.

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Fundamental Valuation of Check Point Software (CHKP)

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is an Israeli Company, that develops and sells Information Technology Security products. It is growing much slower than its highflying peers (Palo Alto, Fireeye, Fortinet) but it is very profitable. I do not have a good IT knowledge, but anyway, I wanted to perform a DCF Valuation of this Company for a long time now!

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DCF Valuation Framework

This post describes the handling of leasing liabilities and leasing expenses wihtin the concept of discounted cashflow or DCF valuation. It is a follow-up post after IFRS 16 – Leases and What is Debt?, answering the question of How to Capture Lease Payments into Perpetuity. But first, I do a quick Introduction to DCF Valuations to get a better understanding of the topic.

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